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Kathryn Gray wins ISNZ Honours Award for Service to Middle School Education

Date: 30th August 2021

I’m thrilled to announce that Kathryn Gray, our superstar Head of Middle School, has been honoured with a prestigious national award from the Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ). 

Kathryn has won an ISNZ Honours Award for her Service to Middle School Education.

It was my privilege to nominate Kathryn, an insightful, caring, and inspirational leader who has delivered an “outstanding model of independent education” during the past decade at St Margaret’s College. 

Always having the best interests of middle school students and their families at heart, Kathryn has overseen a wide variety of school and community initiatives and has led change management in both learning and pastoral care.

Kathryn developed and implemented St Margaret’s College’s Aspiring Leaders programme, introducing our Middle School girls to activities and experiences around New Zealand that contribute positively to building leadership skills and resilience – enabling them to become confident role models with a strong sense of community and belonging. 

Under Kathryn’s leadership, the Middle School has also introduced the Rite Journey, as the culminating personal development programme for our Year 10 students. As a result of the efforts of our Middle School team, St Margaret’s College has since been recognised as the first School of Excellence for this programme nationally, and is one of only six schools in Australasia to earn a Lead School Award from The Rite Journey.

We are proud that Kathryn’s contribution has been recognised at a national level. I know that Kathryn will share this honour with her Middle School team, all of whom are dedicated to the academic, social and emotional needs of their young adolescent students. 

Blessed with a deep sense of altruism and impressive capability for self-reflection and self-development, Kathryn has our utmost respect.  

Diana Patchett
Executive Principal

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